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Kiwi continues strong APRC charge at Malaysia

Mike Young Motorsport

Media Statement

22 August 2014

Kiwi continues strong APRC charge at Malaysia

Kiwi rally driver, Michael Young, has taken out the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Junior Cup title two rounds early in his Cusco Racing Proton Satria Neo in Malaysia over the weekend, along with extending his lead in the two-wheel-drive cup.

Young, originally from Opotiki in Bay of Plenty, finished the rally in eighth place securing the Junior Cup title and putting him fourth in the overall APRC drivers’ championship, along with extending his lead in the two-wheel-drive cup by over 50 points and moving to within two points of the production cup lead.

"I’m very happy to win the APRC two-wheel-drive and Junior Cup classes at the latest Malaysian Rally. It was enough to secure the Junior Championship for 2014 and extend our lead in two-wheel-drive,” said Young.

“Although it [the result] didn't come easy as a scare with the engine on Saturday afternoon caused us to lose four minutes on the last stage of the day with water getting into the throttle sensor causing little to no power. Luckily we made it back to service okay and the Cusco boys were able to fix the problem."

Despite losing four minutes on day one, Young and Kiwi co-driver Malcolm Read who is again observing a World Rally Championship event alongside New Zealand WRC driver Hayden Paddon, remained competitive and said their approach was to keep their championship chances on track.

Young said: "I drove with a clean mind all weekend and pushed on to keep my concentrations levels up. It helped to stay alert in the muddy sections that caught a lot of people out.

“Even though we didn't get a record breaking win like last year I am still very happy with the weekends haul of points. We have had a great seven rallies since Malaysia last year… my driving has been constant and I have been able to keep the pace up without making mistakes."

Young and Read now look towards their next rally; Rally Hokkaido in Japan, but not before stopping at the WRC event in Germany which Young says is highly beneficial to his APRC career.

"I am now in Germany for the latest round of the WRC which is on tarmac. I’m just soaking up as much [information] as I can. We are here to experience the scene in Europe and look for opportunities for 2015. But I’m still focused on our next rally in Japan. Rally Hokkaido is a favourite of mine; it’s a very quick rally on soft flat out forest roads," said Young.

To keep up to date with Michael Young and his team during the rally, head to: https://www.facebook.com/MikeYoungMotorsport

Young’s APRC campaign is supported by Cusco, Dunlop, Yoda Rallying, OMP, CRC Speedshow, Club Cadet and Sommet Sports.

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